About Us

About Us!

ZeeTheCook is an independent, post-secondary school offering programs in Hospitality and Management, Culinary Fundamentals, and NRF Customer Service + Sales. Our licensed proprietary school is focused on training, preparing and testing students for gainful employment and continuing education. Upon successful completion of our programs, graduates are awarded with certifications and recruitment opportunities.

All students and all levels of experience (ages 15 and up) are welcome to apply for our certification programs.

Our Culinary and Hospitality instructors are noted for their success in managing notable programs on an Executive Chef level. Our faculty has on average over 13 years of experience, including both real world and teaching experience. 


  • Director’s Award: Community Service Award, SHFM 2020
  • Women in Business of The Year 2020 (Henry Ford College)
  • Rising Star 2020-2021, SHFM
  • Start-Up Business of The Year + Congressional Recognition, Member of Congress, 2019
  • Taste Sensation Business of The Year 2019 (MichBusiness)
  • Citizen Award: Special Congressional Recognition 2019 DPS

Company Associations: 

Ford Motor Company  /  Raymond James  /  BASF  / Goldman Sachs

Wayne County Metro / Sodexo  / Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce

DTE Energy  /  Aramark  / Waste Management  / Angela Hospice

Skin Boutique  / Dearborn Public Schools / Dearborn Police Department

Dearborn Heights Fire Department / MACY’S / The Home Depot

Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management  / 



Owner & Managing Director

Zee Shami started her company, ZeeTheCook Culinary Studio in Dearborn Heights, Michigan in 2015 with the intention of teaching people how to cook from the heart + spread her positive energy into as many people’s lives as possible. For over 5 years,  ZeeTheCook programs have successfully offered enriching classes where kids, teens and adults can come together to learn how to cook, bake and build relationships in a healthy and safe environment (reclaiming human connection). Zee’s motto is, “If You Can Cook Together, You Can Do Anything Together!”

During the 2020 global pandemic, Zee, along with a credited Board of Directors & Post-Secondary consultants created manuals, curriculums, catalogs and more- + achieved licensing as a Proprietary, Post-Secondary school through LEO (Labor for Economic Opportunities) in the State of Michigan. Welcome, and enjoy your ZeeTheCook experience today!